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CyberPunk music is something nobody could really get "right". In the 90s it was imagined to be somewhere between Massive Attack and the Prodigy. I think it was really off. The show that came close to what I like is WestWorld Season 3:There is a game I’m playing, Cyberpunk 2077, which has it’s flaws but some interesting music tracks that I imagine some of you would absolutely hate.
I’m curious how these songs are received by TA forum members? These are not songs I would purchase for general listening enjoyment, but they seem to fit this game quite well.
Inexplicably I am drawn to these among others as an appropriate accompaniment to Cyberpunk:
Violence by Le Destroy & The Bait
Pon Pon Shit by Namakopuri & Us Cracks
Pain by Le Destroy (profanity in this song)
Hole in the Sun by Point Break Candy (profanity in this song)
In my second read through, it progressing more coherently because I am acclimated. I assume I’ll be continuing with the second book.
This is a gem for example that took me back to SNAP! from the 90s
This one's also pretty fun, also from WW3 soundtrack, which matches the style of the CyberPunk game:
Now I think what best matches the Neuromancer books is Dub Techno:
This is also great music for high intensity exercise, gets you through those lactate peaks like nothing else.
But the best is Rhythm and Sound from Rhythm and Sound:
To me, Roll Off is the main theme of Mona Lisa Overdrive. A space machine producing art objects floating in zero gravity. This isn't really what I'd call "music," but a set of sounds unraveling unlikely spaces. You listen to this for 5 minutes, and you can imagine yourself floating in zero G surrounded by vast spaces of a machine that gives off these rhythmic sounds reverberating in in the distance.
Mango Drive is THE track that got me into Dub Techno
BOP is one of the few new-school D&B/Dub(Step) producers who can really capture an atmosphere like this
If you want something that has the resemblance of real music, then it's Floating Points' stuff (he's a classically trained pianist who actually know counterpointing). This reminds me of the soundtrack of Ghost In The Shell Stand Alone Complex:
Seba - Dangerous Days which features some synth pads tributing the Yamaha CS80 Vangelis used for the soundtrack of Bladerunner.